Consultant: Ghostbusting derelict fishing gear: WWF’s and GGGI’s contributions and recommendations | WWF

Consultant: Ghostbusting derelict fishing gear: WWF’s and GGGI’s contributions and recommendations

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01 julio 2019

Timeframe of contract.  July 2019 – November 2019
A 2009 FAO report estimates than 10% of all marine litter is made up of abandoned fishing gear or ghost gear. That is the equivalent of 640,000 to 800,000 tons of new ghost gear being abandoned in our oceans each year, more than one ton of gear per passing minute. However this figure is out-of-date and the current volume of fishing gear entering our oceans is likely to be much much higher today. Most of this fishing gear is composed of plastic, which can take 600 years to degrade, making our oceans a fishing gear cemetery.
Being purposely designed to capture and kill marine life, “ghost gear” is the most harmful form of marine debris, affecting 136,000 seals, sea lions and whales each year, along with millions of other marine animals, including sea birds, turtles and fish. 40% of the world’s whales and dolphins are affected by ghost gear.
An estimated 5 to 30% of global harvestable fish stocks are also killed by ghost gear every year, making ghost gear a major threat to global food security.
To stop this problem and its impacts on the marine environment we need to:
  • Reduce the volume of ghost gear entering our ocean
  • Remove the existing ghost gear from the ocean
  • Recycle the ghost gear that is collected into innovative products, creating sustainable business models for communities
  • Provide the fishing industry with alternative and more environmentally friendly materials
  • This will enable us to protect marine life from harm, to safeguard human health and livelihoods and improve the health of marine ecosystems

  • Production of a report in IDD (after design), pdf and Word format for GGGI and WWF to use for both internal and external communication, covering the above objectives with strong executive summary that includes conclusions and recommendations. 
  • Branding should be in line with the GGGI, OC and WWF house style and all logos should be displayed.
Tender: 16th July 2019
Review applicants and agree contractor: 30th of July
Contract signed and work commences: 13th of August
First draft: 13th of September
GGGI and WWF comments: by end of September
Final draft: early October 2019
All interested on developing this Consulting have to send Curriculmun Vitae and technical - price proposal  to email with the attached: “Ghostbusting derelict fishing gear: WWF’s contributions and recommendations”  until 16th July 2019.